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    Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    Yesterday what looks like a Web or address toolbar appeared on my main Outlook 2002 screen. It resembles the web toolbar, but you can't right click it, move it, or hide it as far as I can tell. It's not the Web toolbar itself, though - I can hide the "real" Web toolbar using a normal right-click or View|Toolbars command. Where did this maverick address bar come from, and how can I send it back?? Thanks for all help.
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    it's probably the grey address bar right above the folders - just grab the white bar and slide it to the right just until the white box disappears, not all the way over.

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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    Thanks a lot. I will check it out tonight and report back.
    (It's my home PC.)
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    It worked just as you said. Thanks a lot.

    Could I ask a follow-up question? I would like a macro to mark a message as read and delete it in one keystroke or mouse click. I can do macros in Excel pretty well but not in Outlook. Is there a reference I can go to so I can try to figure out how to do this? Thanks again.
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    Try this post. For some reason, it's a mouseclick item only. Post back if you have difficulties with setting it up. HTH
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    I posted a thank you on the other message. Sorry, multiple windows, middle-aged brain and all, lost my place. This code permanently deletes the message(s), then?
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    It completely bypasses the Deleted Items folder.
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    The built in methods - delete (moved to deleted folder) or shift+delete (gone forever)

    mark as read is Control+Q, although if shift+delete, this isn't needed. (you don't really need to mark as read if deleting, except if you dislike the deleted folder showing unread messages. i learned to ignore it.)

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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    This is really interesting. Here's the code that does what I need:

    Sub Mark_read_delete()
    ' this macro marks a message as read & deletes it
    ' from Woody's Lounge 5/02, message at:
    ' http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthread...t&Number=139201
    SendKeys "^q ^d"
    End Sub

    For some reason the code SendKeys "(delete)" doesn't work. I had to use " ^d".

    Is there a (good) reference/web site on using VB in Outlook as there is for Excel and Access? Other than this one, of course. Thank you both for the help. That soft drink offer is still open if you're down Texas way.
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    You may want to go back and take another look at the code that was posted. When copying code off a website, it usually is best to select it, copy it into Word and then copy it again from Word into the VB Editor. That way you keep all the formatting and, if relevant, special choices of keystrokes.
    1. <LI>You need to use curly brackets around delete, not ordinary parentheses;<LI>Without the + at the beginning and the ~ at the end, the code simply sends the item to the Deleted Items folder and does not get rid of it permanently - is that what you wanted?;<LI>A useful site for code & other things is http://www.slipstick.com
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    OK, middle age strikes again. Those curly braces looked like parentheses. I looked at VB Help for SendKeys and they looked like parentheses there, too. Yes, I don't want the messages permanently deleted at first, since I seem to be vulnerable to Murphy's law of deletion (anything deleted permanently will be needed five minutes after deletion). This code marks it as read then sends it to the deleted items folder.

    Sub Expunge()
    SendKeys "^q {del}"
    End Sub

    I'll check that website, thanks.
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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    For your ref, got this tip from Serdar Yegulalp in today's Windows 2000 Power Users Newsletter (http://www.win2kpowerusers.com/):
    <hr>One of the gripes I had about Office 10 (a/k/a Office XP) was the silly address bar that would eat up most of a whole row of Outlook's display. Sure enough, not long after I mentioned it, one of our readers, Carl S., came to the rescue!

    Until I read your latest Windows 2000 Power Users newsletter, I had never even noticed the Address bar in Outlook 2002. After you pointed it out, I saw the word Address in the toolbar and decided to drag it to the left to see what the heck you were talking about. It was only after that point that I, like you, was stuck with the Address bar being in my face all the time. It didn't matter how I had it set when I quit Outlook, it always popped up when I restarted. Searches of Microsoft's KB and newsgroups were no help.

    And then I figured it out! Here's how you can send the Address bar to its corner--and keep it there:

    Set the AddressBarWidth value in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0Outloo kOptions to 1.

    Dragging the Address bar all the way to the right sets the value to 0. But apparently, at startup Outlook interprets 0 as infinity, so it sets the Address bar to full width. It seems to properly recognize any other value, including 1--which is close enough to 0 for me.<hr>

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    Re: Web Toolbar that really isn't (2002 XP)

    <hr>Dragging the Address bar all the way to the right sets the value to 0. But apparently, at startup Outlook interprets 0 as infinity<hr>
    Correct for the most part, which is why i say to drag it just until the white disappears, not all the way to the right till it won't move any more.

    If no size is specificed, 0 = as large as the window allows, not "infinity".

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